A 40-foot container filled with medical humanitarian aid destined for the West African country of Ghana was loaded and shipped out of MedShare’s Southeastern Regional Distribution Center yesterday afternoon, Wednesday, April 20, 2011.
The Metropolitan Director of Ghana Health Services in the capital city of Accra, Dr. John K Yabani (MD, MPH) selected over 1,500 individual pieces of medical supplies and equipment to put on the container, including bandages, blood pressure cuffs, urinary catheters, surgical packs, pulse oximeters, hospital beds, exam lights, and much more. These valuable donations will be distributed amongst four under-resourced public medical centers in the city of Accra: La General Hospital, Kaneshie Polyclinic, PML Children’s Hospital, and Maamobi Polyclinic. These government-run institutions struggle daily with a lack of adequate equipment and supplies to care for the thousands of poverty-stricken families that come to their facilities seeking medical care.
Earlier this month the Mayor of Accra, Mr. Alfred Vanderpuije, visited MedShare in Decatur to tour our operations and view some of the equipment that was being prepared for the shipment. See a photo of the visit below and read an article published in Global Atlanta.com here.
Many thanks to Madame Nell Diallo, Dr. John BK Yabani, Mayor Vanderpuije, and all others who helped make this shipment possible!